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The Neighbors: Season 1 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: The Neighbors earns the occasional chuckle, but it's a formulaic sitcom with a thin, stale premise.


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In the first series, Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito), his wife, Debbie (Jami Gertz), and their kids (Clara Mamet, Max Charles and Isabella Cramp) move from a crowded urban area to a gated community in suburban New Jersey—where the residents are extraterrestrials from the planet Zabvron. The Zabvronians, who have taken the names of famous athletes as cover, are led by the husband-and-wife duo of Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), who live next door to the Weavers with their sons, Dick Butkus (Ian Patrick) and Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo). Initially wary of each other's customs and lifestyles, the Weavers and the Zabvronians eventually discover that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the universe, because marital and parenting problems are the same everywhere.


Jami Gertz
as Debbie Weaver
Lenny Venito
as Marty Weaver
Simon Templeman
as Larry Bird
Toks Olagundoye
as Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Clara Mamet
as Amber Weaver
Tim Jo
as Reggie Jackson
Max Charles
as Max Weaver
Isabella Cramp
as Abby Weaver
Katherine Tokarz
as Mary Lou Retton
Patrick O'Sullivan
as Johnny Unitas
Alden Villaverde
as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kiersten Lyons
as Billie Jean King
Nick Eldredge
as High Pants Alien
Stacy Keach
as Dominick, Dominick Weaver
Karan Soni
as Indian Alien
Patrick Cassidy
as Mr. Easterling
Michael Bay
as Himself
Meagen Fay
as Principal
Nora Dunn
as Linda
Richard Riehle
as Janitor Raymond
Sandra Bernhard
as Mr. Porsche
Mitch Rouse
as Real Estate Agent
Maribeth Monroe
as Rebecca Hill
George Takei
as Grandfather
Bruce Green
as Angry Man
Mark Hamill
as Commandant Bill
Christine Kellogg
as Club Member
Debra Mooney
as Theresa, Theresa Weaver
Kerry Carney
as Elizabeth
Dustin Fasching
as Young Dominick
Cade Sutton
as Little Marty
Mary K. DeVault
as Angry Woman
Skyler Vallo
as Cheerleader
Connor Rosen
as Redhead Kid
Carla Renata
as Serena Williams
Laura Dash
as Man/Woman Alien
Leslie Jordan
as Venus Williams
Justene Alpert
as Impressed Girl
Joshua Guerrero
as Latin Kid
Billy Malone
as Greg Louganis
Elizabeth Tripp
as Type-A Third Grader
Kevin High
as DMV Tester
Joseph Buttler
as Moderator
Ashley Olds
as The Hot Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Neighbors: Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

The daffy details - like those sports-star names and the golf togs the Zabvronians all wear - and the actors' knack for expressing exasperated confusion have set me giggling every episode.

September 26, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The joke is already showing signs of wearing thin by the end of the first episode. Land Shark, anybody?

September 26, 2012 | Full Review…

For a five-minute sketch while nodding into Sunday morning? Maybe. For a weekly half-hour in prime time? Nope.

September 26, 2012 | Full Review…

Here's the rub. What's the goal of this show? Is it satire? Spoof? Making a serious point? Or just being silly? I couldn't tell you.

September 26, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Neighbors gets a passing grade.

September 26, 2012 | Full Review…

But this latest aliens-meet-earthlings sitcom is just too dopily executed for any long-term stay on this planet. Perhaps it could be a hit on Uranus, though.

September 26, 2012 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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